How to play
Forty Thieves is a patience game played using two decks of cards.
Columns are built down by suit.
The top card of each column may be moved.
Any available card can be moved to an empty space.
The foundations are built up by suit from ace to king.
The game is won when all cards have been moved to the foundations.
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The game of forty thieves solitaire is played with 2 standard 52-card decks. The rules are simple but winning will take skill as much as luck.
Empty tableaus allow you to restack more cards together, hopefully freeing up cards in the process.
Move lower ranked cards first, as once a higher ranked chain of cards is created it gets much harder to move later on.
While you should always send Aces and twos to the foundation piles, be careful with the other cards.
It is usually preferable to play cards that have been dealt first, rather than those in the waste pile.
Plan ahead. Always look out for options that will free up cards.